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Your local pond & garden design specialists, creating ponds and gardens that are visually stunning, architectural, artistic and full of colour!

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Meet the Team

We enjoy a fantastic reputation as Leicestershire’s No.1 Garden Pond Design Specialist. Of course, none of this would be possible without our wonderful clients! But neither would we have achieved our success without our fantastic team.

Allow me to introduce...

Hover over each member of our team to find out more about them:

Our Foreman Lindsay has been with us for over four years. But, glutton for punishment that she is, Lindsay and Michael have worked together for nearly 20 years! Lindsay’s experience and knowledge of horticulture are unrivalled. From the day she left school, Lindsay has dedicated herself to the world of plants and gardens. Since renewing her association with Michael, Lindsay has immersed herself in garden ponds! Suffice to say; she has become a true expert. She has studied their intricacies with a passion – a passion matched only by her love of gardens. Lindsay has two children and lives in the centre of Leicester. She likes nothing more than spending her time with family and friends and indulging her unlikely passion for Swindon Town Football Club!
Lindsay Noyes
Company Foreman
Mike, our Project Manager and Senior Designer, has worked across Europe. He has a formidable skill-set and is an astute and sensitive Landscaper, as well as being a bonsai plant expert! Mike has worked with Michael for over three years, and clients and colleagues alike hold him in the highest regard and are always in awe of his beautiful, sympathetic design work. Mike (affectionately known as “Miko”) lives with his wife Stella and their two daughters. What many people don’t know about Miko is that he’s a qualified chef. Some ten years ago, he used to run the catering at Leicester City Football Club – with a young Michael Wheat as one of his underlings!
Mike Konig
Project Manager / Senior Designer
A valued member of the Michael Wheat team, Danielle enjoys nothing more than working in the outdoors! She has a real passion for all animals with horses being a particular passion of hers. Danielle brings a wide array of qualities to the team – she’s organised, meticulous and loves getting stuck into the task in hand. Danielle is also mother to two wonderful boys, so is often kept very busy!
Danielle Courtney
Head of Maintenance
Henry has joined our team as one of our dedicated General Technicians – and is a super-fit fanatic; up at 5 o’clock every morning for a jog! He’s also a very talented member of the team who has a vast landscaping experience, especially for somebody at such a young age. When he’s not jogging or landscaping, he loves nothing more than a good, old-fashioned, cup of tea!
Henry Mills
General Technician
Lara loves her animal companions! A keen dog keeper and carer, she fits right into our team of animal lovers here at Michael Wheat, in the role of General Technician.
Lara Marlow
General Technician
General Technician, Mitch, is a hard-working practical individual within our team. Keen rugby player, he enjoys spending time with his friends and relishes seeing the end project in all its glory!
Mitch Lamb
General Technician
Tim, our newest team member, has proved to be an exciting addition to the Michael Wheat family. He’s a qualified joiner who fancied a change of career. Tim has thrown himself into the world of ponds and gardens! A keen DIY-er, cyclist, snowboarder AND fisherman, Tim is popular with the whole team!  Tim worked for his previous employer for 25 years. We plan to keep him for 26 years – at least! 
Tim Mills
General Technician
Leah is our Office Manager as well as Michael’s PA. South African born, Leah is a determined, organised, creative and hugely likeable individual.  She is our go-to systems expert.  It’s Leah who has made us stunningly efficient in every aspect of the design, build and aftercare process. Leah handles all our customer enquiries – superbly, we may add! Back at home, Leah’s first love is her gorgeous rescue dog; her husband is a close second. Apparently, he understands!
Leah Assimacopoulos
Office Manager & Michael's PA
Mica is our lovely Admin Assistant, who loves customer service. Caring and considerate, it will be her absolute delight to speak to you on the phone and help you with any enquiries and questions you may have. With a background in fashion, multi-talented Mica also plays piano, violin, guitar and the drums! Mica spends her time with her adoring family in between customer enquiries and playing her musical instruments.
Mica Kaur
Admin Assistant
Our Marketing Assistant, Bradley, is a very eager member of the team. A budding scriptwriter and storyteller, he loves the stories we create with our designs and ponds. He wants to get our positive message out there to as many people as possible, loving all things social media! In his free-time, there’s nothing Bradley loves doing more than sitting down with a cup of tea and watching the soaps.
Bradley Catcheside
Marketing Assistant
Vivian, Michael’s mother, has had lots of involvement over the years and brings her wealth of bookkeeping services to the business. She enjoys spending time with all her grandchildren.     
Vivian Wheat
Bookkeeping
David has a wealth of financial experience. He was once the Divisional Finance Director of David Wilson Homes, which had a turnover of £600m. David started his own company as his passion is taking promising companies like ours, and helping them grow to their full potential.  He looks after the finance department here at Michael Wheat and helps the company continue its growth strategy plan for improving and creating as many ponds in the UK as possible. David is also the proud owner of David Gorey Accounting Services. 
David Gorey
Financial Director
Gemma, Michael’s wife and business partner, helps behind the scenes. She works increasingly on enhancing our processes and system, making us ever more professional in everything we do. She's a key person in making sure we have a happy and productive team! Gemma’s interests are also with the family, cinema, and shoes (same as Michael!) She is also a qualified hairdresser and beautician, meaning that Gemma appreciates beauty in all things!
Gemma Wheat
Team Liaison
Michael is the founder and proud owner of Michael Wheat Pond and Garden Design. With a lifetime in horticulture and customer service, Michael is passionate about all things “garden”. His goals are unashamedly ambitious – ambitious for clients and his team. His focus and drive are solely to make Michael Wheat Pond and Garden Design the very best it can be. "I’m blessed to be supported by an awesome bunch of people. Together we share the dream of great gardens for everyone.” On the rare occasions that Michael enjoys “down time”, he’ll be found with his family. Other loves include the cinema, his beloved Leicester City Football Club, not forgetting his unbelievable collection of shoes!
Michael Wheat
Creative Director

Our Partners in Business

Jacqui Elmore is the company’s business coach – vastly experienced and a true business visionary. Between them, Michael and Jacqui set the aims, the direction, and the strategy for the business. Jacqui is instrumental in guiding us towards our ultimate goal: to bring the best gardens and the best service to our clients. In short, to be the UK’s Number 1 company for Garden and Pond Design.

Business Coach

Health and Safety are essential in the running and maintaining of any business. Sam Green of Greens Consultancy is committed to making sure we perform our work in a safe manner; whether at our Heanor Road premises or the clients’ properties.

Health and Safety

We care about our staff and want to make sure we look after their needs. Happy staff equals happier customers, after all. Alison Fletcher, Director of APM HR, supports us in this. Specifically, Alison has helped us massively improve our new employee induction.

HR

Mike Waterfield of renowned Leicester accountants Torr Waterfield, looks after our accounts –  providing the superb service that has enabled us to grow so strongly in recent years.

Accounts

Our bookkeeping needs are looked after spectacularly by David Gorey and his team at Gorey Accounting. They ensure that we remain on top of our finances and that the business performs smoothly.

Finance Director